Vocal supergroup MOSS to perform with WMU jazz ensembles

Contact: Dannielle Sturgeon

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Vocal ensemble MOSS, the Western Jazz Quartet, University Jazz Orchestra, Gold Company and Advanced Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in Western Michigan University's Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Tickets are $20 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium online or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

Photo of MOSS vocal ensemble.



Vocal supergroup MOSS intertwines jazz, classical, pop, folk, electronica, world music and poetry into a unique sonic species of art. It consists of five distinctive vocalists:

  • Theo Bleckmann, the effusive German-American meistersinger and ECM-recording artist.
  • Peter Eldridge, a melodic poet whose evocative songwriting wanders freely and deeply from genre to genre, also a member of the vocal quartet New York Voices.
  • Kate McGarry, a Grammy-nominated vocal polymath equally at home with jazz and folk traditions.
  • Lauren Kinhan, idiosyncratic composer, wordsmith and vocalist who also shares the New York Voices footprint.
  • Newest member, Brooklyn-based Australian Jo Lawry, a singer-songwriter rooted in jazz who has become well-known beyond jazz circles for her work with Sting, Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel.

For more information about the concert, visit wmich.edu/music or call (269) 387-4667.

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